Web Only: the best of the blogs
The five must-read blogs from today, on Jon Cruddas, IDS and Clegg’s 1922 moment.
At LabourList, Daniel Blaney says that a leader who voted and marched against the Iraq war would be best for the party.
Sunny Hundal says that Cruddas must be persuaded to run for mayor: he's the only candidate who can win against Boris Johnson.
Hopi Sen points to a tension in today's proposed welfare reforms, between fundamental investment in helping people return to work and immediate public spending cuts.
The Telegraph's James Kirkup explores whether the election of Simon Hughes as deputy leader would spell trouble for David Cameron.
PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson suggests that an expenses controversy may harm the Conservative vote in today's Thirsk and Malton election.